MHP Newsfeed & COVID-19 Updates

No Cost Share for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Extended Through March 2021; Vaccine Covered at No Cost Share When Available 

McLaren Health Plan is extending its coverage – with no cost share to members – for services related to COVID-19 through March 2021. This includes virtual visits (including those for behavioral health services), testing and treatment.*

“As we continue to monitor the trends of the coronavirus pandemic, we want to assure our members, providers, agents, employers and employees that their health and safety remain our top priority,” said Nancy Jenkins, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan. “It’s important for our members to get the care they need at a cost they can afford and to keep everyone informed of benefit changes as decisions are made.” 

When the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to McLaren Health Plan members, we will post information about which community locations and local health departments will be offering the vaccine. 

*If you go to an out-of-network provider for treatment, your out-of-network cost share will apply. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        

     

CONTACT:  SHELLEY WYANT

McLaren Health Plan

810-730-2201                shelley.wyant@mclaren.org

        DENNIS PERRY, M.D., MPH, NAMED MCLAREN HEALTH PLAN CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Flint, Mich. – McLaren Health Plan has named Dennis Perry, M.D., MPH, its chief medical officer effective immediately. Dr. Perry replaces Kathleen Kudray, M.D., who has been in the position since 2011.

As CMO, Dr. Perry will provide oversight for the medical- and health service-related functions at the plan, including the Quality Improvement Program and committee, quality management standards and programs and regulatory expectations. Dr. Perry’s role also includes working closely with the utilization and quality management staff, providing support and guidance for clinical quality activities.

Dr. Perry has held leadership positions within the McLaren network since 2013. He was vice chair and chairman of the department of family medicine at McLaren Greater Lansing, medical director for McLaren Hospice and regional medical director for McLaren Physician Partners. Dr. Perry received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Perry join us as chief medical officer,” said Nancy Jenkins, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan. “Our mission is to enhance our members’ health status in the communities we serve, and I’m confident Dr. Perry will help us continue to do so by ensuring we maintain the highest standards of quality, service and care.”

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McLaren Health Plan(MHP), a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care Corp., has been operating as a Michigan-based licensed health maintenance organization (HMO) since 1998 and today delivers health care benefits to more than 260,000 members. The HMO was started to serve Michigan’s Medicaid population and has added group, individual and Medicare products, along with a third-party administrator called Health Advantage Inc. for self-funded employer groups. In 2015, MHP was awarded a contract to service every county in the Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan – the only provider-owned health plan to achieve this designation by the Michigan Department of Community Health. MHP has earned the prestigious Pinnacle Award every year since 2013 from the Michigan Association of Health Plans and is also accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

 
 
Take Care of Your Teeth!

Good oral health is an essential part of staying healthy. Poor oral health can contribute to several chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It’s important to get your teeth cleaned at least twice per year. Your dentist will look for gum disease and mouth and throat cancers and you can tell him or her about any tooth or face pain you might be having. 

You should take your children age 2 and older to the dentist twice per year, too. They need to establish a relationship with a dentist and learn good brushing and flossing habits. If you’re a Healthy Michigan Plan member, you have free coverage through Delta Dental. Go to www.deltadentalmi.com for details.

If you put off going to the dentist due to the pandemic, now is the time to make an appointment. Dental offices have added steps to sanitize and clean during and after each visit for your protection due to COVID-19. You can feel confident that a visit to the dentist is safe for you and your family. 

Call Customer Service at 888-327-0671 (TTY: 711) if you don’t have a dentist or have questions. 

MDHHS Information

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What you Need to Know About Coronavirus COVID-19 click here.